One week of independent work including assessment
My purpose in creating these spelling units was for my students to be able to work independently and purposefully on spelling during our language arts rotations.
Use these eight activities throughout the week to build students’ spelling skills.
This spelling unit contains:
A practice list of 16 words with the short a and short o spellings.
Students copy a list for home and a list for the word study or spelling interactive notebook.
A word sort introduces students to the pictures of the words which will be used during the week. A flapbook page is included for the word sort.
Students copy the words under the correct flap of the My Word Collection flapbook. The My Word Collection flapbook page can also be used to encourage students to find additional words during their reading time.
The Rhyme Time page has students working with the word list by finding rhyming words and extending their understanding of the vowel spellings by finding additional words. Students are asked to write couplets using their words.
Students practice the words in context by using the brown(or black and white) scavenger hunt cards with words. (This activity can also be completed without the cards. A worksheet is included.) Four extra cards are included if you would like to include additional words for practice.
The brown(or b/w) cards could also be used in small group, in pairs, or independently for sorting, matching (memory game), and spelling activities. A two-player board game is included.
Four practice pages are included for additional practice and possible homework.
The spelling test can be taken by the students as a scavenger hunt using the blue cards or it can be given in the more traditional style. The final four blue cards are used to have students apply the spelling rule. It would be best to name the cards before beginning the activity. Four additional blank blue cards are included for differentiation.
Other available Spelling Units
Find my blog entry on using these units here: